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Soup recipe / Smoked pork, lentil - split pea soup

Postby jannx » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:59 am

Soup recipe / Smoked pork, lentil - split pea soup

You can modify it for “pure” vegetarian quite easily by substituting vegetable stock for the chicken stock and smoked tofu for the smoked pork joint

Step 1

take 1/2 cup each of the dried lentils and split peas and place them in a pot or bowl and fill the bowl with 5-6 cups of water. Leave to stand overnight.

Step 2

Drain the lentils + peas and rinse them several times to remove all the small bits of hulls etc from them.

Step 3

take the lentil/pea mix and put into a stock pot, add two ‘bricks’ of stock to the pot and 2 bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then set to simmer/low and cover.

Next finely dice an onion and sauté with a teaspoon of butter in a non-stick pan until the onions are transparent and very slightly browned. Dump the onion into the stock pot.

After 2 hours remove 1 cup of the soup and process it in a food blender or use a stick blender. Add it back to the pot. Simmer the pot for about an additional hour.


Remove the bay leaves (and any bones if doing the smoked pork version)

Grill some toast or grill some tortillas and cut them up and use them as a side or add directly to the soup. If you want calories add a tablespoon of sour cream to the soup smack dab in the middle and sprinkle a little diced parsley or chives and serve.


For the tofu version dice the tofu into ribbons or cubes and add it for the last 15 - 20 minutes prior to serving. This ensures the flavour gets into the soup and the tofu doesn’t break apart but does become a bit more tender

For the smoked pork, add the diced smoked pork chop to the soup when adding the onions. Throw in the bones as well. They add a lot of flavour.
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Re: Soup recipe / Smoked pork, lentil - split pea soup

Postby Sunbeam » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:57 am


Great recipe! This is *very* similar to the way we make split-pea soup, We usually make it with a ham bone with lots of meat left on it, after we cook a large bone-in ham. and for some reason, we prefer split yellow peas to split green peas.

Other than that, ya we do it pretty much the same way :)

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Re: Soup recipe / Smoked pork, lentil - split pea soup

Postby Clumba » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:16 pm

Cool recipe! I know another good one. Cooked 2 days ago. Pea soup with ham. Yummy. Full soup recipe here -


2 cups of dried split peas washed
1 lb of ham bone
3 carrots chopped
1 onion diced
1 leak diced, white parts only
2 stalks celery chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon dried thyme or any of your favorite herbs
6 cups chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
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